Step 1: New Families
Make sure you have reviewed all the appropriate handbooks and information at Champion, met with administrators, and make a decision that Champion is the place that you would like to enroll your child. If you are a re-enrolling family you may go immediately to Step 2.
Step 2: Enrollment Application & Registration Fees
Sign and complete an application and submit the registration fee. In order to receive the early registration discount as a re-enrolling family, you must pay the registration fee by April 30. Please Note: New families applying for the first time to Champion automatically receive an early registration discount regardless of when they apply. However, getting priority on financial aid is contingent upon applying early in the process. The registration fee is non refundable.
The Remainder of the steps are now completed on our online Parent Portal at iChampion. This is located at www.champion.org/iChampion. It is possible to view some information at the portal with guest access, but once you have applied, been accepted, and paid your registration fees you will be issued a username and password to the portal with directions to log in.
Step 3: Financial Aid Application (iChampion)
If you cannot afford to pay full tuition at Champion Christian please apply for financial aid (see previous instructions). If applying directly for aid through the Financial Aid Department at Champion Christian at iChampion, it may take 2 weeks to process your application if everything is complete. If applying for Simple Tuition Solutions (STS), the average time is one month, unless you pay for the expedited process.
Step 4: Financial Aid Award Letter
After Champion Christian Financial Aid Department receives notification from STS or processes your application internally, they will submit to you an award letter on iChampion. That award letter will detail your cost for tuition for the current year, the amount of financial aid you received and is available, and give you two weeks to accept your financial aid package. Under the financial aid award letter there will be several components. The first will be the actual costs of tuition and each child's tuition will be broken down individually. This amount would be the amount that you are required to pay for tuition. There will then be a section stating the actual cost of the tuition, and ending with the financial aid awarded. It is important to note that there may be types of awards that require your action or completion by certain deadlines.
The award letter's next section would then be a subtotal. This amount would the amount that you are required to pay for tuition or use the work program to help support. If, after you receive your Financial Aid Award letter, you believe that you have not received enough financial aid and choose not to send your child to Champion Christian, any registration fees that you have paid will be refunded. Note, however, that any application fees charged by STS for financial aid are not refundable. We will NOT issue a financial aid award until your application and registration fee have been paid.
Step 5: Submission of your signed service agreement letter (iChampion)
You must first of all accept your financial aid package on iChampion before the office will complete a contract. This notes your acceptance of the financial award package and your tuition payment amount. After we get that acceptance, we will then draft an service agreement contract for you to sign. You may edit the payment types, names, and other personal choices on this contract. You may NOT alter the agreement itself. Once you have completed this agreement your child may attend school.
There are several other enrollment steps that must be completed on iChampion by parents and students before attending school. They are the Handbook and Student Profile sign-offs as well as the hot lunch financial applications.
Step 6: Materials fee due on July 31.
Actual school year tuition payments will start on the first day of school or according to your payment plans.
Step 7: Tuition rates for this year
The current tuition rates can be found on the current tuition sheet. It is important to note that financial aid is similar, but contains different aspects that the school program can offer depending on funding. The financial aid office can help you determine these differences. More information about the work program can be obtained from the financial aid office. This program is available regardless of income. You will need to read over the guidelines for the program on the website at www.champion.org.
Families are eligible for paying up to one half of their tuition with the work program. Please note that there are no multi-child discounts or pastoral discounts that are available for tuition.
*Any program offered by the Center is available to anyone, regardless of their age, sex, national origin, race, color, disability, ancestry or religious creed.